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Ibsen's An Enemy of the People gets interactive reworking in Deptford
A CONTEMPORARY and interactive reworking of a Henrik Ibsen classic will be staged in Deptford next month.
An Enemy of the People will be The Albany from Wednesday, September 25 to Saturday, September 28.
Brockley directed Rebecca Manson Jones gives the audience and members of the community the chance to prove the majority is not always wrong with a vote in the second half.
Ms Manson Jones said: “That’s the fun part. When we come to the vote, everyone has a vote and we ask everyone to make up their minds.
“We have two endings and we don’t know at the beginning of the show which one we’ll be performing.”
The project - which also makes the iconic Dr Stockmann a woman, played by Sarah Malin – was the first UK winner of the Norwegian Ministry of Culture’s Ibsen Scholarship.
Ms Manson Jones said: “He’s their Shakespeare. He adapts to the 21st century really easily. He was putting your neighbours on stage – without him we don’t get EastEnders.”
While her enthusiasm for the Norwegian playwright is boundless, Ms Manson Jones said she wants people to enjoy the play regardless of who wrote it.
She said: “If people come and see the show and the word Ibsen never crosses their consciousness, it doesn’t matter.”
Tickets cost between £6 and £14. Go to thealbany.org.uk or call 020 8692 4446.
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